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10 Favorite Cult Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

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Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles As far as Lo-Lo's purists are concerned, there pretty much isn't a Lo-Lo's location in Scottsdale. Sure, it shares the name, and, sure, the Phoenix one got fancier digs recently, but going to the Phoenix Lo-Lo's is all part of the experience. We'd gladly wait in line on a weekend for an hour just to get our hands on the crunchy, salty fried chicken and buttery, cinnamony waffles that taste like they came straight from the South. The best part is indiscriminately slathering syrup and maybe hot sauce all over both the savory and sweet components of the dish and making your own ideal flavor combo. Pair all that business with some collard greens, mac and cheese, or a big mason jar of fruit punch and we're a bunch of unreasonably happy campers.

AZ 88 For more than 20 years, AZ88 has been catering to large clusters of the Scottsdale community: gays, artists, late-night partiers, and anyone who appreciates a good cocktail. Between the constantly changing art installations, the quasi-pornographic ambiance of the he, she, and he/she bathrooms, and watching the wait staff maneuver through large crowds of customers with trays of filled-to-the-brim cocktails without spilling a drop, a trip to AZ88 is always as entertaining to the taste buds as it is to the eyes.

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